Information for Young People and Families
You can expect to be invited to meet with us, which can happen face-to-face, via telephone or virtually.
You will be offered up to 10 sessions to work on the goals you have defined, alongside the practitioners.
To support your care plan and future goals, we might also have meetings with partners across health, education and social care.
Information for Professionals
Referrals can be made to the Single Point of Access for children or young people who present with moderate mental health/emotional health difficulties by a GP or other professional that includes:
- Self harm / suicidal ideation but not intent.
- Phobias – having a moderate impact on functioning, that can be managed at a community level but can escalated to Specialist CAMHS if required.
- Anxiety related presentations that are over and above what is deemed usual for the young person and that require a mental health intervention (eg not a reaction to a social, environmental, sensory or other unmet need that hasn’t been addressed).
- Moderate low mood that doesn’t meet the threshold for a specialist CAMHS service.
- Has a tier 2 intervention/early intervention been tried already? (e.g. Young Somerset, counselling, MHST, PFSA)
- Is this a reaction to something that needs another support service? (e.g. bereavement, family intervention, social care)